Police raid e-cigarette party

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published 20.09.2017 00:50
Updated 20.09.2017 01:20

Istanbul police raided a restaurant in the central Beyoğlu neighborhood on Monday night where an electronic cigarette company was holding a promotion party.

The sale of Electronic-cigarette, or e-cigarette, is banned in Turkey. According to a Habertürk report, organizers of the party rented the top floor of a restaurant on İstiklal Avenue to promote e-cigarettes.

Police detained the three organizers and fined around 800 people who attended the party for consuming a tobacco product indoors.

The Health Ministry has not approved any e-cigarette product for import to or consumption in Turkey. However, illicit imports and sale of such products have become prevalent in recent years.

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